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Maternal phenylketonuria: a new cause for concern.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10363534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The start of newborn screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) during the early 1970s has given rise to an increasing number of women who have been identified and successfully treated for the disease in childhood and are now preparing to have children of their own. Early detection and initiation of nutritional therapy before conception is key to a successful pregnancy outcome. Nurses who understand the pathophysiology, dietary limitations, and management of PKU in pregnancy can provide the care necessary for optimal maternal and neonatal health.
R B Kirby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1999 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-28     Completed Date:  1999-07-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-34     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
St. Peter's University Hospital, Department of Education and Development, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0591, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening
Phenylketonurias* / diagnosis,  diet therapy,  nursing
Preconception Care
Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis,  diet therapy,  nursing
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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